overt


overt
overt ō-'vərt, 'ō-.vərtalso 'ō-vərt adj open to view: readily perceived <\overt behavior>
overt·ly adv

* * *

adj.
plainly to be seen or detected: applied to diseases with observable signs and symptoms, as opposed to those whose presence may not be suspected for years despite the fact that they cause insidious damage. An infectious disease becomes overt only at the end of an incubation period.

Medical dictionary. 2011.

Synonyms:

Look at other dictionaries:

  • overt — o vert ([=o]*v[ e]rt or [=o] v[ e]rt), a. [OF. overt, F. ouvert, p. p. of OF. ovrir, F. ouvrir, to open, of uncertain origin; cf. It. aprire, OIt. also oprire, L. aperire to open, operire to cover, deoperire to uncover. Perh. from L. aperire… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • overt — I adjective apertus, apparent, clear, definite, disclosed, distinct, easily seen, evident, explicit, exposed, express, glaring, in full view, in plain sight, manifest, manifestus, noticeable, notorious, obvious, open, ostensible, palpable, patent …   Law dictionary

  • overt — overt; overt·ly; overt·ness; …   English syllables

  • overt — early 14c., open to view, from O.Fr. overt (Fr. ouvert), pp. of ovrir to open, from L. aperire to open, uncover, from PIE *ap wer yo from *ap off, away + base *wer to cover (see WEIR (Cf. weir)). Cf. L …   Etymology dictionary

  • overt — [ō vʉrt′, ō′vʉrt΄] adj. [ME overte < MFr overt, pp. of ovrir, to open < VL * operire < L aperire, to open: see APERTURE] 1. not hidden; open; observable; apparent; manifest 2. Law done openly and publicly, without attempt at concealment… …   English World dictionary

  • overt — [adj] obvious, unconcealed apparent, clear, definite, manifest, observable, open, patent, plain, public, undisguised, visible; concept 535 Ant. concealed, hidden, private, secret …   New thesaurus

  • overt — ► ADJECTIVE ▪ done or shown openly. DERIVATIVES overtly adverb overtness noun. ORIGIN Old French, opened , from Latin aperire to open …   English terms dictionary

  • overt — Open; manifest; public; issuing in action, as distinguished from that which rests merely in intention or design. Market overt. See market @ overt act An open, manifest act from which criminality may be implied. An outward act done in pursuance… …   Black's law dictionary

  • Overt — Overte Markierung bezeichnet in der Sprachwissenschaft eine durch ein Morphem sichtbare und segmentierbare Realisierung eines grammatischen Merkmals, meistens einer morphosyntaktischen Kategorie an einem Nomen oder Verb. Beispiel Im Lateinischen… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • overt — o|vert [ˈəuvə:t, əuˈvə:t US ˈouvə:rt, ouˈvə:rt] adj [Date: 1300 1400; : Old French; Origin: , past participle of ovrir to open ] overt actions are done publicly, without trying to hide anything ≠ ↑covert ▪ an overt attempt to silence their… …   Dictionary of contemporary English